Author Topic: Vaccine Progress  (Read 16983 times)

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2020, 12:50:30 AM »
JUST GET IT DONE

KennyMonster

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2020, 10:59:31 AM »


Bugger the vaccine, I'm making the treatment instead.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2020, 08:11:08 AM »
NYT have a handy tracker charting progress with different groups: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/science/coronavirus-vaccine-tracker.html

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2020, 07:38:19 PM »
If (fingers crossed) we do get a vaccine fairly quickly, it makes you think.  Imagine how quickly other things like cancer could be cured if they were a threat to the economy.

Zetetic

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2020, 07:51:28 PM »
Vaccine for a coronavirus is a piece of piss compared to curing cancer.

(Cancer disproportionately affects those with capital and those who vote, and cancer funding is accordingly grossly outsized compared to other disease groups. The punchline is that an awful lot of cancer research funding buys you even more cancer healthcare spend as much as anything else.)

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2020, 01:12:44 PM »
I note that the Chinese military is rolling out a vaccine.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2020, 07:43:26 AM »
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/vaccine-hopes-rise-after-t-cell-discovery-20200716-p55ci9.html

Hello, you absolute LEGENDS.

Human trials from the Oxford vaccine team apparently result in both antibody and T-cell production.

Stay safe and sit tight.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2020, 10:35:25 AM »
I note that the Chinese military is rolling out a vaccine.

I believe that their vaccine suffers from a problem.  It uses a human adeno virus, adenovirus-5, (Ad5), as a vector, modified to deliver genetic material from the SARS-CoV-2 (corona), virus, (which causes Covid19).

This delivered viral genetic material then hijacks your cells to make corona virus proteins that you generate an immune response to.  Making you have immunity to corona virus.

The problem is that about half the people already have an immune response to the Ad5 adenovirus being used so their immune system destroys it before it can do all the gubbins to let you develop immunity to the SARS-CoV-2.

You can get round this by using chimpanzee adeno virus as your vector, but they have not done so.

To draw a slightly dodgy analogy, imagine you have dogs and want to give each of them a pill.  The pill is like the genetic material from the corona virus. 

Your dogs won't just swallow it, so you hide it in a bit of bacon.  The bacon is like your Ad5 vector.  BUT half your dogs have tried bacon before and it makes them vomit.

So only half of them get the payload as intended because the other half reject the vector.

It is discussed here, about half way down, starting at the line,

"CanSino/AMMS: their Ad5-nCov..."

https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2020/06/29/coronavirus-vaccine-update-june-29
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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2020, 10:53:19 AM »
The Oxford Group are due to publish results, which will tell us more about their antibody and T-cell results, in the Lancet.  Can't see them yet though.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2020, 11:23:59 AM »
I heard that the vaccine is the size of a baguette and it had to go up the bum. Think that’s the real problem.

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2020, 04:49:40 PM »
I'm actually on the Oxford vaccine trial. Going to the hospital this week to have my blood taken and then they attack it with Covid in a lab or something I bet.

The thing that strikes me about it is how bullish the woman leading it is. She keeps saying it'll work. Fuck knows what happens when they prove that though, or how they roll it out quickly enough to give us a "normal" Christmas, as promised by Johnson.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2020, 04:58:44 PM »
Only bozza and his mates will get the vaccine. the rest of us will miss out.

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2020, 05:09:50 PM »
There's a 50% chance I've had it of course. Me, Bozzer and Cummings just chilling out together, not getting Covid. VERY cool.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2020, 07:01:08 PM »
There's a 50% chance I've had it of course. Me, Bozzer and Cummings just chilling out together, not getting Covid. VERY cool.

You should try and infect yourself with rabies so you can bite them both, give them something to get frothy at the mouth with.  Or bosh a load of Bassets sherbert and pretend you have rabies.  Up to you really.


Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2020, 07:05:44 PM »
I'm actually on the Oxford vaccine trial. Going to the hospital this week to have my blood taken and then they attack it with Covid in a lab or something I bet.

The thing that strikes me about it is how bullish the woman leading it is. She keeps saying it'll work. Fuck knows what happens when they prove that though, or how they roll it out quickly enough to give us a "normal" Christmas, as promised by Johnson.

My mate's mate is working on the team. Did they tell you yet about the side effects?

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2020, 07:37:10 PM »
Intersting article today in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/19/what-happens-when-flu-meets-covid-19

Paints quite a bleak potential picture for this winter. Even the most optimistic virologists suggest any new vaccine will only give immunity for up to 6 months and will have around a 70% success rate.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2020, 07:46:29 PM »
Who wants to live forever?

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« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2020, 07:47:15 PM »
It'll all be fine

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2020, 08:41:23 PM »
Intersting article today in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/19/what-happens-when-flu-meets-covid-19

Paints quite a bleak potential picture for this winter. Even the most optimistic virologists suggest any new vaccine will only give immunity for up to 6 months and will have around a 70% success rate.

The article is referring to the flu vaccine having a 70% success rate, and the only 6 months I could see referred to was how long it takes to manufacture flu vaccines. As it doesn't exist yet, I doubt any claims about the effectiveness of a covid vaccine can be made reasonably.

Flu season is going to bad though. A normal flu season brings the NHS to breaking point.

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2020, 09:09:45 PM »
The article is referring to the flu vaccine having a 70% success rate, and the only 6 months I could see referred to was how long it takes to manufacture flu vaccines. As it doesn't exist yet, I doubt any claims about the effectiveness of a covid vaccine can be made reasonably.

Flu season is going to bad though. A normal flu season brings the NHS to breaking point.

The last point about a 70% success rate and 6 months effectiveness wasn't meant to be relating specifically to the Guardian article. It was just a general observation going from what I've read. From what I can gather a lot of new to the market vaccines have around a 70% success rate. The 6 month immunity is more an educated guess from various virologists I think. Clearly a lot about Coronavirus is still being learnt.

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2020, 09:25:22 PM »
The article is referring to the flu vaccine having a 70% success rate, and the only 6 months I could see referred to was how long it takes to manufacture flu vaccines. As it doesn't exist yet, I doubt any claims about the effectiveness of a covid vaccine can be made reasonably.

Flu season is going to bad though. A normal flu season brings the NHS to breaking point.

I'm staying in lockdown until June 2021 anyway

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2020, 09:37:33 PM »
I'm staying in lockdown until June 2021 anyway
Mate, that is ages away. Maaaaate.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2020, 09:42:23 PM »
Intersting article today in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/19/what-happens-when-flu-meets-covid-19

Paints quite a bleak potential picture for this winter. Even the most optimistic virologists suggest any new vaccine will only give immunity for up to 6 months and will have around a 70% success rate.

Some of you lot could put a dampener on a funeral!!

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #53 on: July 19, 2020, 10:33:36 PM »
It's about looking at reality and dealing with that, rather than simply picking the received opinions which suit your chosen perspective.

We've had enough denial and comforting self-delusion at this point, and it hasn't served us particularly well.


bgmnts

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #54 on: July 19, 2020, 10:34:44 PM »
Some of you lot could put a dampener on a funeral!!

Reality is bleak as fuck, deal with it I suppose.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #55 on: July 19, 2020, 10:39:47 PM »
It's also the case that reality is not bleak as fuck and majority of people, even in this dogshit country, are concerned about the government response and intend to wear a mask when they're told to. They also prioritise public health over any other factors. That's somewhat reassuring, even if our own confirmation bias (or indeed empirical experience) tells us that our local area is full of ignorant people. I choose to believe ignorant over malicious.

Likewise, there's a lot of reason for optimism in terms of vaccine progress and the weight of manpower and funding being thrown at it to an unprecedented degree.

It's also quite apparent that we will have a good three months of relative familiarity, if not normality, until the weather gets worse and people are less able to socialise outdoors and other common winter public health factors come into play. Come November to February, it's likely to be pretty rough so enjoy and stay safe in the meantime.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #56 on: July 19, 2020, 11:03:10 PM »
Reality is bleak as fuck, deal with it I suppose.

It's got its problems but even I have a silver lining.  Most deal with their depression by getting meds and therapy though, rather than trying to drag everyone else into their misery.  That's more a CaB and Reddit trait than anything else.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #57 on: July 19, 2020, 11:08:39 PM »
Don't bring your own bugbear with the website into a discussion of facts you don't want to hear. Thanks.

bgmnts

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Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2020, 11:13:57 PM »
It's got its problems but even I have a silver lining.  Most deal with their depression by getting meds and therapy though, rather than trying to drag everyone else into their misery.  That's more a CaB and Reddit trait than anything else.

This has little do with personal issues. You just have to deal with the facts really.

Your silver lining is a personal opinion.

Re: Vaccine Progress
« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2020, 11:48:13 PM »
Don't bring your own bugbear with the website into a discussion of facts you don't want to hear. Thanks.

Who died and made you moderator?

This has little do with personal issues. You just have to deal with the facts really.

Your silver lining is a personal opinion.

That's fine, I think you're a worthless piece of shit with no positive qualities too.  On that note, onto the cuntlist you go.

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